Obama, Romney in final push for votes

One day left in their stubbornly deadlocked race, President Obama and Mitt Romney are storming through a final exhaustive campaign push.

Lawyers for both parties ready to challenge results

Presidential elections are decided at the ballot box, but this one could get a little assistance from the courtroom.

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Scott Brown seized on a “60 Minutes” broadcast about the state of gridlock in Congress.

Social media’s effect on voters hard to read

Social media platforms have been influential sounding boards, but some say they are not reliable barometers of political opinion.

Steven Tyler waved to the crowd from a duck boat at TD Garden before heading to the band’s show on Commonwealth Avenue.

Aerosmith concert shuts down parts of Allston

The band will perform outside 1325 Commonwealth Ave., prompting road closures, parking bans, and traffic diversions in the area.

Dr. Elizabeth Brem checks Roger Jensen at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Diagnosed with lung cancer while hospitalized for pneumonia, Jensen participates in a program offering close follow-up care to Medicare patients at risk for frequent hospitalizations.

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Hospitals look to lower readmission rates

In the face of new federal penalties, many hospitals are trying to cut rates of readmission for seniors treated for pneumonia, heart failure, or heart attacks.

Kimberly Smith-Cofield abruptly resigned as executive director of the Community Action Agency of Somerville in June. She had held the post since 2009.

Audit details turmoil at Somerville nonprofit

The former director of the agency that provides Head Start for preschoolers in Somerville and Cambridge freely used the agency’s credit card for personal expenses.

Dan Shaughnessy

Patriots look primed for Super Bowl again

Among his picked-up pieces column, Dan Shaughnessy says he just doesn’t see much competition for the Patriots in the AFC.

Nathan Georgette, a senior at Harvard, aims to be a doctor who treats patients with tuberculosis and HIV infection.

Harvard senior sets his record straight

Nathan Georgette has been lauded for retracting a flawed scientific study he published at age 17.


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Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable company, had $82.6 billion in cash held abroad as of Sept. 29.

Apple tax rate on foreign profit: 1.9%

Apple reported it paid $713 million in tax on foreign earnings of $36.8 billion in the fiscal year ended Sept. 29.


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Senate race

Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.

Candidates on the issues

Here’s a detailed look at the differences between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren on issues of concern to Massachusetts voters.